Local scam calls were discussed during the Lawrence Township Supervisors meeting Tuesday.
Police Chief Douglas Clark said he received a phone call from a citizen concerned about a recent phone call, and wanted to let the chief know about a current scam.
The person received a call which, on his caller ID, indicated it was from PPL Energy. However, after talking with the person on the line for a few minutes he quickly realized they were not from PPL because they were asking for information in order to switch him to a different energy provider.
Clark said that “spoofing,” which is where a scammer uses software that brings up a familiar number instead of the one they are actually calling from, is a serious problem and that people cannot trust their caller ID anymore.
Once again he encourages anyone who receives a call from someone who is asking for personal identification numbers or account information to hang up and call their local police.
Clark also welcomes calls from anyone who is unsure of a caller or has questions or concerns. He emphasized that he and other police departments are there to help people and prevent crime.
After a brief discussion the supervisors opted to not install an arc light at the intersection with Industrial Park Road and the road leading to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Michael Sicks Post No. 1785.
The township will be contacting Penelec to find a good number to call for anyone who would like to have an arc light installed.
Roadmaster Ron Woodling also stated that the last day for leaf pick up will be Nov. 25.
The supervisors also reported that work on the new building is progressing. Work on the interior includes some demolition and reconstruction and the plan is to have everything moved by the end of the year.